Modeling the Body on a Few USB Sticks: The Power of Organs-on-Chips

Dec 13 2021
Shallow breath in, shallow breath out. Your diaphragm contracts as you inhale, creating a vacuum, drawing air into your lungs. Then it relaxes as you exhale, pushing the air out. Whether you experienced this after a run last week, or the memory is ingrained from gym class, one thing is for sure: your lungs require...
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Skyrocketing Science with Stem Cells in Space

Nov 05 2021
Do you think stem cells floating in space could possibly help us down on Earth? This might sound far out, but scientists are finding that researching stem cells outside our planet could help us better understand the physiological changes to astronauts in orbit and, more broadly, provide key insights about disease progression and treatment on...
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Setting the Standards – New Stem Cell Research Guidelines Released

Aug 05 2021
Paul Sakuma/AP Megan Munsie, The University of Melbourne and Melissa Little, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) today released updated guidelines for stem cell research and its translation to medicine. Developed in response to...
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I’ll Take My Burger with a Side of Sustainability

Jun 08 2021
Imagine that a chef personally asks you to taste a new burger recipe. It looks medium rare as requested, has a satisfying texture, and most importantly, it tastes delightfully meaty. What if they tell you that the burger you just ate was better for animals, the environment, and your health? Then they tell you that the...
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Can Stem Cell Research Save Endangered Species?

Mar 02 2021
“It’s like witnessing a funeral,” a spectator whispers as the Tasmanian artist Lucienne Rickard chafes a rubber eraser against a pencil portrait of the swift parrot. This critically endangered bird migrates between southeastern mainland Australia and Tasmania, where it breeds. Rickard has been drawing and then erasing meticulous replicas of extinct and threatened species...
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